Young professionals flooded Hotel ZaZa for the second annual Dallas Autumn Ball. This sold-out, black-tie event was the perfect opportunity for young Dallasites to party while raising awareness for educational causes in the city they love.
Guests arrived and immediately hit the open bar, which was overflowing with Don Julio cocktails and Sam Adams beer. After grabbing hors d’oeuvre, it was time to circle the decked-out venue and admire all of the handsome gentlemen in their tuxes and the women in their long, formal gowns. This crew really dressed to impress.
After hearing from the night’s speaker, Dallas Autumn Ball founder Adam Kraus, about the importance of young professionals in the Dallas philanthropic community, attendees — including Kamilah Todd, Locke Jillson, Stephanie Bernardi, Sean Davis and Jessica Runewicz — hit the dance floor and grooved the night away to the sounds of Emerald City Band, a favorite on the party circuit.
This year, the Dallas Autumn Ball raised more than $30,000, which goes directly to the Dallas Education Foundation’s in-school tutoring and mentoring programs, Project: Amplify and Impact: Dallas ISD.
“We are encouraged to see the desire of young people wanting to come together for a great cause and to have an interest in becoming active participants in making Dallas a better city to live in,” Kraus said.